Rice with Caramelised Onions, Pine Nuts and Halloumi

By The Nosh Team -Posted on 19th Mar 2014  
puy and haloumi rice

Recipe info

Cost: --

Serves: 4

Ease: ***

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: --


  • 3/4 mug basmati rice
  • 50g butter, measure using packet
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons cumin
  • 3 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 400g tin puy lentils, drained
  • salt and pepper
  • 100g pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 x 225g packs halloumi, cut into cubes

  1. Cook the rice gently in 1 1/2 mugs of boiling water until all the water has boiled away. Once cooked, remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan or wok and fry the onions until they are browned and caramelised. Keep on a medium heat to make sure they don’t burn and keep stirring them. May take about 8 – 10 minutes to go really brown.
  3. Add the garlic, cumin and coriander to the pan, along with the lentils. Cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Stir in the cooked rice, pine nuts and the herbs.



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  • NP - Sorry, I just submitted a comment thinking it would go on one particular recipe but I think instead it's a general message box that gets sent to you with no reference to the recipe I was on at the time so you won't know what dish I was asking about. I'm wondering at which point the halloumi gets cooked and added to the Rice with Caramelised Onions, Pine Nuts and Halloumi dish. I can't see where it mentions it in the recipe. Thanks.
    26 Apr 2016
  • NP - Sorry, I've probably missed something really obvious but when does the halloumi get cooked and added to this dish please?
    26 Apr 2016

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